Everyday life. Tobacco prices, electricity, tolls, partial unemployment benefits ... What will change on February 1st

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If the ski lifts do not reopen on February 1st due to the pandemic, further changes can be expected from that date, regardless of whether they are related to the crisis or not. Here is the detail.

Development of tobacco prices

According to the French customs document (below), tobacco prices will continue to develop from February 1st. Some brands are increasing the pack of 20 cigarettes by 10 cents, from 9.90 euros to 10 euros (News Fortuna Rouge) or from 10.20 euros to 10.30 euros (camel blue, silver, without filter). On the other hand, others fall by 10 cents, like the Lucky Strike Red, Blue, Gold or Ice, which sells for 10 euros and is displayed at 9.90 euros.

The packet of tobacco (30 grams) Lucky Strike Red also fell from 14 to 13.90 euros, while the JPS for rolling or the news for rolling rose from 13.90 euros to 14 euros.

Increase in electricity bill ...

The Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) has proposed to the government to increase the amount of electricity by 1.6{7d3485657e94c2a51293ca186d4450b2f27c317aa7ee3509dac6c8bbf5461118} on blue residential tariffs starting February 1, i. H. Additional costs of an average of 15 euros per year compared to the household bills, in particular to cover the increase in production costs, which is partly related to the pandemic.

A 2.6{7d3485657e94c2a51293ca186d4450b2f27c317aa7ee3509dac6c8bbf5461118} increase in professional blue tariffs has also been proposed.

This price increase for individuals 'covers a great effort that we are all demanding', but it is 'painless' 'if we strive for the energy transition, thermal sieves to reduce consumption and be careful about it,' emphasized the President of the Commission.

... some gas ...

A 3.5{7d3485657e94c2a51293ca186d4450b2f27c317aa7ee3509dac6c8bbf5461118} increase in regulated gas prices applied by Engie will go into effect on February 1, according to CRE. In detail + 0.9{7d3485657e94c2a51293ca186d4450b2f27c317aa7ee3509dac6c8bbf5461118} for customers who use gas for cooking, + 2.1{7d3485657e94c2a51293ca186d4450b2f27c317aa7ee3509dac6c8bbf5461118} for customers with dual use. Cooking and hot water and + 3.7{7d3485657e94c2a51293ca186d4450b2f27c317aa7ee3509dac6c8bbf5461118} for fireplaces that heat with gas.

According to the press release, this increase would be linked to the rise in prices in the markets caused by the cold snap in Asia.

... and the toll card

As every year on February 1st, the tolls increase. According to the dealers to the Road Network Users Committee in December, tariffs are expected to rise by an average of 0.44{7d3485657e94c2a51293ca186d4450b2f27c317aa7ee3509dac6c8bbf5461118}. The increases should be between 0.30{7d3485657e94c2a51293ca186d4450b2f27c317aa7ee3509dac6c8bbf5461118} and 0.65{7d3485657e94c2a51293ca186d4450b2f27c317aa7ee3509dac6c8bbf5461118} for the main networks.

The average increase was 0.80{7d3485657e94c2a51293ca186d4450b2f27c317aa7ee3509dac6c8bbf5461118} in 2020 and 1.9{7d3485657e94c2a51293ca186d4450b2f27c317aa7ee3509dac6c8bbf5461118} at the beginning of 2019. The government has not yet approved these new amounts.

Taxi costs will come into force in 2021

Taxi costs come into effect on Monday 1st February at the latest. As in 2020, the minimum trip for all Paris and non-Paris taxis is still 7.30 euros, according to the public service (compared to 7.10 euros in 2019). The upper limits are 4.18 euros for assistance, 1.12 euros for the kilometer traveled and 37.46 euros for the hourly price for waiting time (if the customer makes a reservation) or walking slowly.

For Paris taxis, the surcharges for reservations are the same as those for 2020, as are certain routes for transporting customers to the two airports. Note that there are also flat rates for races related to Nice Côte dAzur Airport, but also for races related to Toulouse Blagnac Airport.

Postponement of the reduction in partial unemployment benefit

The calendar will continue to change according to the evolution of the crisis ... In the absence of an internal agreement, employees of companies that have not been closed by administrative decisions and those that are not among the seven companies hardest hit by the crisis (tourism, Hotel industry, gastronomy, sport, culture, passenger transport and events) should receive compensation from February 1 that is 60{7d3485657e94c2a51293ca186d4450b2f27c317aa7ee3509dac6c8bbf5461118} of their previous gross compensation (i.e. 72{7d3485657e94c2a51293ca186d4450b2f27c317aa7ee3509dac6c8bbf5461118} of their net compensation instead of 84{7d3485657e94c2a51293ca186d4450b2f27c317aa7ee3509dac6c8bbf5461118}) with a minimum of 8.11 euros per hour and limited to 4.5 times the minimum wage according to the decree published on December 24th.

According to the specialist press agency AEF, the amount of the compensation will ultimately be retained for a further month until March 1st.

In addition, the text already provided a slight deadline by postponing the entry into force of the reduction in the duration of the partial activity permit to three months, with this permit being renewable once and indicating the location of the service. Publicity.